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Havering’s talented musicians offered chance to play at O2 win weight in beer and £5,000

PUBLISHED: 14:18 11 May 2017

Musicians on stage. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto.

Musicians on stage. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto.

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Musical maestros from across the borough are being encouraged to enter a national music talent competition for the chance to win £5,000 and the opportunity to perform at The O2.

The Golden Lion pub, High Street, Romford, is calling on musicians of all genres to take part in Greene King’s ‘Live at Your Local’ music talent competition.

Qualifying artists will get the chance to perform live at the Golden Lion, before heading to the first round heats and regional finals.

The pub’s manager, Colin Williams said: “Pubs are the traditional home of music, playing a part in launching the careers of some of the world’s biggest artists - from the Arctic Monkeys and Ed Sheeran to U2 and Elton John.

“We know that Romford has got some serious talent, and we can’t wait to hear what local singing sensations have to offer.”

As well as playing in the final at the O2’s live music venue Indigo and receiving £5,000, the overall winner will be given their weight in beer and a day in a recording studio.

The winner’s track will also be added to the playlist of more than 1,000 Greene King pubs.

To enter, musicians simply need to pick up an application at the Golden Lion throughout May before the competition kicks off at the start of June.

Application forms can also be collected from The Windmill, Upminster Road, Upminster, which is also participating.

For further information greeneking.co.uk/music.

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